Morning Briefing

A senior cardinal has broken his silence over the Vatican’s investigation of controversial Irish priest Fr. Tony Flannery. Lavada breaks silence on Flannery case

Today in history: Nov. 22, 1963 Fear, tears and silence: the day JFK died, a first person account by NCR's contributor Patricia Lefevere

Today in history: Nov. 22, 1963 Homilies offered at the time of President John F. Kennedy's assassination

Today in history: Nov. 22, 1963 Memoir recalls bishop setting aside own grief to write Kennedy eulogy

Today in history: Nov. 22, 1968 -- What is believed to be the first interracial kiss on broadcast television occurred in an episode of "Star Trek" between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols.

Study: Catholic parishes are increasingly multicultural

Crookston, Minn. -- A member of the White Earth Band of Chippewa alleges a priest sexually abused him when he was 8 and 9 years old on the White Earth Indian Reservation

Readers of the Springfield, Ill., State Journal-Register offer opinions of Catholic bishop's 'exorcism' -- Letters

Church of England paves the way for women bishops

Salt Lake City -- Bishop John C. Wester tells Mormon lawyers society about the "core principles" the Catholic church uses to guide its decisions of when to enter discussions in the public square

Erie, Pa. -- Roman Catholic Chapel in area mall closing its doors today. Six-year experiment in "to go where the people are" deemed successful, but mall management wanted space back.

Thousands in Central African Republic turn to bishop for protection

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an a little inspiration to begin your day?  NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

Pencil Preaching is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series short reflections, written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.


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